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Regarding the ending

I know the narrator is in a mental institution. That is not the question here.

Okay, so I was just reading around about the ending of Fight Club. I understand it and all, I just enjoy seeing what others say. I came across this post, and I must discuss it!


The second comment is regarding the narrator's quote "Of course, when I pulled the trigger, I died. Liar."

Here is the comment:
"When he says "I died" he means Tyler died as Tyler and the narrator are the same person, the act of shooting himself is more an act to kill part of himself, not his actual self, hence the, "Liar". The use of "Liar" also hints that Tyler is still alive and breathing, in the psychological sense of living as he is forever ingrained and a part of the narrator."

So everyone is discussing this "Liar" addition saying that the narrator is unstable, it hints Tyler is still alive, etc. That all is probably true, but I feel like it is actually completely obvious what the narrator and Palahniuk were saying.

In second-to-last chapter Palahniuk writes "The barrel of the gun pressed against the back of my throat, Tyler says, 'We won't really die.'"

That's what I think the narrator is referring to. He says, "Of course, when I pulled the trigger, I died. Liar."

Does anyone else think he's calling Tyler a liar? I mean I think the narrator truly thinks he died (even though he didn't) and he is referring back to what Tyler said about not dying.

Sorry this is really long but I feel it makes sense!